UW Trustees Approve Final Development and Financing for Student Housing Project
May 6, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) approved the final development and financing structure with American Campus Communities (ACC) for an $18.6 million student housing project east of 22nd Street near War Memorial Stadium.
The proposed project, on 8.5 acres of land that is vacant after the demolition last fall of the Summit View Apartments, will consist of 15 two- and three-story residential buildings with 332 beds and 344 parking spaces. It will replace the 325 beds eliminated with the deconstruction of Summit View. The design will be suite-style floor plans with townhouse structures.
The housing complex will be managed by the UW Residence Life Department. Occupancy is scheduled for August 2012.
"We are excited about the opportunity to make this housing option available to our undergraduate students," says Douglas H. Vinzant, UW's vice president for administration. "The project fills a niche that could not be found in any of our other housing stock and continues planned improvements on the eastern side of the campus community."
Trustees had approved a pre-development agreement with ACC at their January meeting
The development of the east side of campus is part of UW's Long Range Development Plan (LRDP). For more on the LRDP, go to the website at www.uwyo.edu/facilitiesplanning/lrdp/.